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for you. >>> in december, 1955, rosa parks refused to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man. and it changed this country. >> i didn't move because i didn't feel like it was helping us and making things lighter for us, me as an individual and us as a people, to continue to be push pushed around because of our race and color. >> she sat down and stood up for equality. i had the honor of speaking at her funeral in 2005 and called her the mother of the nation. >> rosa parks is not in history because she made some movie or sung some song. rosa parks is in hi ri because she made this nation deal with changing the laws and policies of this nation unlike anybody else. >> and, today, on her hundred birthday, i say what i said at her funeral. we all should make a rosa resolution. resolve to do something. if you can't speak up, write out. if you can't write out, participate. or do like rosa. find a way to sit and get in the way. do as rosa parks. make a difference. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >> wild rover. let's play "hardball." >> good eveni
of rosa parks was being honored. there it is. a statue of parks will sit in statutory hall. best place to be. the first statue committed by congress in 140 years actually. president obama paid tribute to rosa parks. let's listen to the president. >> rosa parks' single act of disobedience launched a movement. the tired feet of those who walked the dusty roads of montgomery helped a nation see that to which it had once been blind. it is because of these men and women that i stand here today. >> well, her statue will be there forever now. >> it will be and it should be. we can't forget where we came from. we've been on a long struggle in this country to try and have racial equality, live up to our promise. the voting rights act is one of the key things that helped us get to where we are. let's not stop now. >> gene? >> i can't put it better than that. >> thanks for joining us. >>> coming up, look what's happening to the public's perception about guns. our new poll shows a sharp increase. that's good. in the number of people that want to see stricter gun laws. that's the bully pulpit at wo
to be dedicating over at the capitol, rosa parks' memorial. and that's going to with, obviously, a powerful moment. where a seem stres joins some of the tights of our government in a rightful place for somebody to bring about a more just america. >> i remember you spoked at her funeral, you were senator obama and i was a civil rights leader. >> you're now head of the free world and i'm still just a civil rights leader. >> back then, as i recall, i think i was second from last on the speaking list. and i think you were in the top five. so, you know, that showed our relative position. >> our relative positions have changed. but the president hasn't. he's still standing up for what's right. and, as important, there were many that stood up for what was right that made it possible for him to be president. or me and others to be what we are. and then there were some like rosa parks who sat down so we could all stand up. stand up as an america that means what it said. one nation, under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. human rights for everyone. not just forsome. that's the mission and
if you can't speak up, write out. if you can't write out, participate. or do like rosa. find a way to sit and get in the way. do as rosa parks. make a difference. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >> wild rover. let's play "hardball." >> good evening, i'm chris matthews in washington. scared of its own shadow. that's how scared the republican party is. the latest, if you can believe it, karl rove, the architect of the debokle. the valerie wilson affair. last and not least, bush's brain with neither honor nor irony. well, this same karl rove has just declared plans to keep the republican party what he and she wants to do, vote for the most right wing candidate in site. bush's brain is now mocking the republican brain with his announcement that henceforth he, not those primary caucus voters will select the best candidates for senate and other high offices. he, the architect will design the winning republican offering for 2014. what this says is that the mightiest mus in the republican party happens to lost his faith in the party. he and she will throw
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